What’s Blooming Today and Crepes!

Hooray it’s Friday!  Work has been swamped this week and if it turns out rainy, I might pick up some lines this weekend for extra $$ to put towards Disney World!

It was the most gorgeous of mornings today.  The heat wave has broken and I had to get out for a ride.  John was still sleeping at 6:30, so I just went on out.  I did a nice easy ride at an average of 12 mph for 10 miles.

Great pre breakfast ride!  Or I guess that could be my commute to work? 😉

John was still sleeping when I got home.  Unbelievable!  Usually he is up and has coffee brewing when I get back from a workout.  I had soaked some steel cut oats last night, so I got those cooking with a mashed banana.

Topped with peach jam.  I may go on a jam canning spree this weekend if it is rainy.

I worked for 2-1/2 hours on the stability ball this morning.  Remember how I said I don’t think it did much?  I was wrong.  I just needed to sit on it for longer.  My legs were definitely a bit tired and I could feel it in my glutes a little when I transferred to a chair later.  Good deal!  The ball is much easier than standing while transcribing.

Lunch time!  I have been bringing potatoes back into my life more.  Starch without the wheat.  Point to note.  This is a serving of a potato.  A regular serving is about a 5.3 ounce potato for 110 calories.  It looks this size.

Do you know how hard it is to find potatoes this size?  Normally they are like footballs, but the Yukon Gold seem to normally be much smaller. Score!

Lunch on the porch. The potato was topped with laughing cow, sauteed broccoli and a couple ounces of cooked chicken.

Shall we take a tour of what’s blooming this week?  My roses are all flushed out now.

The scentimental bush has wonderful fragrant blooms on it.

Wouldn’t it be cool if this one smelled like peppermint?


Gaillardas blooming.  They are so cheery!

This is a volunteer snapdragon. I just let it grow where it was, which is in a cluster of mums. It’s a bit taller than the normal dwarf size I buy, but that is common for the seed offspring to be different than the parents.

Zinnia from my sister’s family.

This is the saddest basil ever.  I started these from seeds in March!  I think I mentioned about how our new windows blocked the UV light and the seedlings were all stunted.  These are now just starting to grow being outside.  Hurry up – I want pesto and pizza with you!

This is my liatris.  It isn’t blooming, but getting close.  I just thought it looked really cool at this stage.

Next week the astilbes will be in bloom!

John made lattes today. You know the drill.

I was really spot on with no extra snacking today!  I had about 1/2 an ounce of peanut and a date just before we left for dinner.  Double dip ride today.  It was too nice not to bike!  This is my belated birthday dinner.

We biked to Wholy Crepe.

My bestest biking bud:

Obviously we sat outside.  I had a crepe that was stuffed with eggs, feta and bacon.

Tres delicious!  One nice thing about crepes is that they aren’t super filling so you can save room for dessert:

This was a crepe filled with lemon curd, topped with fresh blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream on the side.  This was outstanding!  I must try to make some lemon curd.  I don’t know what it is about the blueberry lemon combo.  Is there another fruit other than citrus that goes so well with lemon?

Then it was biking home.  The dinner round trip was 13 miles plus a tiny bit.  Total miles for the day – 23.  I will take it!  That burned off my dessert crepe at any rate. :mrgreen:

Have a great night!

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16 thoughts on “What’s Blooming Today and Crepes!

  1. Andra Ruscoe

    Lovely garden pics! Our hydrangeas are in full bloom now, about to go over. I must post the pics I took at peak. I have made homemade lemon curd several times in the past and it somehow tasted too “eggy.” I used Martha Stewart’s recipe. I am going to try another recipe and use the pastured eggs from the farm as their flavor is so mellow and lovely that hopefully would carry over into the curd.
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  2. Amber

    You’re spot on about the potato thing, what is up with that??? I like to have a baked potato with my steaks when I have them but I always have to buy the giant ones and cut them in half or something.

    So many pretty flowers in your garden! The colors of all of them are just gorgeous.

    Those crepes look really amazing, yum!
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  3. Jody - Fit at 53

    Hi Lori – was out most of the day so I have to go back & read your other post too!

    I LOVE your garden pics!!! I feel like I was siting on the porch with you by the way you took that pic & all the other wonderful flower pics – thank you! Makes me feel good & smile! Well, that crepe did too!

    Hope you have a great weekend!
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  4. Tish

    What a great day! Thanks for the garden tour–your roses are beauties. Our astilbe are just about done. Aren’t crepes fun? I lived in France for 6 months and a trip to the creperie was a weekly event. I always got a chocolate crepe (regular crepe with a generous slosh of hot melted dark chocolate, topped with confectioner’s sugar. Good thing there’s not one in my neighborhood!
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  5. debby

    What a great day–I enjoyed all the pics. And yes, there is another great fruit combo with lemon. the director of this rug camp I go to has been raving about the lemon ice cream with fresh raspberry topping for years. this year I finally went with some other women at the camp. And it was indeed rave-worthy!
    debby´s last blog post ..And She’s Off!!!

  6. Kimberley

    All the flowers are just gorgeous! Great job on getting two rides in today.

    Dinner looked really good too. I love anything with lemon…I find raspberries go nice with lemon too.
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  7. Fran

    Oh my goodness: that dessert! It looks so delicious!

    I had to laugh about the potato. Potatoes are all around that size here. Guess everything is bigger in the USA.

    And I would love to come to upstate NY but money is the problem at the moment. But we never know what the future holds for us and I would love to come and visit you someday and not just for the cupcakes and the John lattes but mostly for you.

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